Cathy Thompson

Human Resources Services

Cathy R. Thompson is a Human Resources Executive with over 26 years of experience in the public sector.  Key appointments include serving as Director of Human Resources and Risk Manager for the City of Norwalk and the Interim Director of Human Resources/Risk Management for the City of Westminster.  She has also held key positions with the cities of Cypress, Redondo Beach, and Long Beach and the County of Los Angeles.

While working in local government, Ms. Thompson has worked on challenging staffing issues including recruitments, labor negotiations and employee relations.  She has been responsible for risk management, training and benefits administration.  She has served on City Budget Teams involved in the difficult task of right-sizing staff and balancing budgets.  She has directed multiple class and compensation studies during her tenure.

Bringing her unique style of management to the table, Ms. Thompson is able to go into environments and quickly assess issues and provide useful solutions.  She is a working manager with over 18 years of experience in every area of Human Resources, including recruitment, classification/compensation, payroll, employee benefits, employee/labor relations, policy review, staff development, discipline and risk management.  She also served over six years in public housing, having worked in Section 8 as a Housing Inspector and Assistant Property Supervisor.

Ms. Thompson holds a BA in Liberal Studies and a Master of Public Administration both from California State University, Long Beach.  She also holds a Certificate in Human Resources Management from CSU Dominguez Hills.

When not working on Public Sector assignments, Ms. Thompson is known as a National Recording Artist, Castella.